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Books about D-Day
D-Day: June 6, 1944 The Climactic Battle of World War II (1994)
By Stephen E. Ambrose
The Bedford Boys (2001)
By Alex Kershaw
Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944 (1984)
By Max Hastings
Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944(2004)
By Joseph Balkoski
Movies about D-Day
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Starring Tom Hanks
Directed by Steven Spielberg
The Longest Day (1962)
Starring Robert Mitchum
Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Darryl F. Zanuck, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Starring Lee Marvin
Directed by Robert Aldrich
June 6, 1944, is known most commonly by the term D-Day. It refers to the landing of Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy, France staging one of the pivotal attacks against Germany during World War II.
World War II museums, memorials, and ceremonies will be honoring the American, British and Canadian forces who landed along the 50 mile stretch of beaches that day 74 years ago.
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The landing of troops on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, known around the world as D-Day, was given the name Operation Overlord. Leading up to the attack, plans of deception were carried out to mislead Germany.
The attack included more than 5,000 ships, 11,000 aircraft and landed more than 156,000 troops in Normandy. There are estimates of approximately 4,000 Allied casualties that day alone.
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